Randy Myers

Randy Myers

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 68% About Last Night (2014) " In a genre that avoids risk-taking, "About Last Night" is a breath of fresh air, a fun "date" movie that is as satisfying -- at least temporarily -- as a rebound boyfriend. Sometimes that's all you need in a movie. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 31% The Monuments Men (2014) " "The Monuments Men" has many good intentions. It's just unfortunate that it didn't have more spirit and a steady sense of what it should be. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Even though "Awkward" has its moments, it winds up lagging behind more daring endeavors on TV right now. The film industry had better keep up. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Cluttering this adaptation with so many identifiable actors and zooming in on them for Nora Desmond-like close-ups detracts from Letts' wounding blitz of sentences. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Whether he's on the phone luring someone to send him a check for a dicey investment, or flopping around the floor after ingesting too many quaaludes, DiCaprio hits the jackpot. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 94% Her (2013) " Jonze is an adventurous filmmaker who's never afraid of falling flat on his face and whose risks often pay off. In "Her" he is a wise observer for a modern conundrum. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " There's not much of a plot to speak of, just a piercing, evocative sense of a time and place and the characters contained within it. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " Even with a freewheeling style, "Hustle" is never aimless. All that flash, sass and canny sense for detail hit the jackpot ... " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) " Even though "Smaug" clocks in at a seat-squirming length -- more than 2 1/2 hours -- it rarely feels padded. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3/4 48% Black Nativity (2013) " It's a sweet-natured tale that goes down smoothly, and Lemmons ("Eve's Bayou") has done an admirable job of putting a contemporary spin on the beloved Hughes seasonal favorite from the '60s. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " One of this year's best and most thought-provoking blockbusters. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack doesn't yield to pat pronouncements or solutions, refusing to turn Woodroof into a huggable savior, even when his views about gays shift. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 5, 2013
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This is not medicine for America to swallow; it's filmmaking of the highest caliber. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2/4 34% The Counselor (2013) " The action is all but blatantly telegraphed, even as McCarthy keeps shuttling his characters around from Amsterdam to Mexico. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3.5/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " In lesser hands, his character's ordeal might have been portrayed with big punctuation marks and dramatic flourishes. Redford's reactions are honest, in tune with a man of the sea. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/4 97% Gravity (2013) " Nearly everything about "Gravity" feels right, from its appropriate but compact running time to its satisfying conclusion. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3/4 80% Don Jon (2013) " "Don Jon" is hardly as slick as its main character fancies himself, and that's OK. After all, as Gordon-Levitt's movie takes great pains to illustrate, what we constitute as perfection often proves to be a deceptive illusion. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/4 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " A movie about disease and addiction should be messy and unruly. And while it happens so quickly and piles on a lot of drama, it's essential for audiences to venture right into that horrible center. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 19, 2013
1/4 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " Hollywood has more than enough high-caliber young adult lit to mine. Filmmakers should tap into richer human stories. We mere mortals would dearly appreciate it. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 22, 2013
69% The Happy Sad (2013) " Sexy and soapy, this modern-day romance about sexually adventurous couples mixing things up is a gem. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 19, 2013
2.5/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " For a sturdy 90 minutes, one of Marvel comic's most intriguing creations is served well by director James Mangold's "The Wolverine." " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3.5/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " While Jordan is responsible for making Oscar Grant come to life, Coogler deserves equal if not more praise for having so successfully created a sense of the world he lived in. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " "Pacific Rim" creates its own language and its own mythology, and the result is one gloriously entertaining vision that leaves us in wide-eyed wonder. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " While it isn't as touching or as exuberantly funny as the original, it's a cute summer diversion for kids with just enough wink-wink slyness and cheeky cinematic asides to hold the interests of older teens and adults. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 51% White House Down (2013) " Fails to deliver on the campaign promise that it will be as fun as the original "Die Hard." " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 26, 2013
4/4 83% This Is the End (2013) " You never know exactly what lunacy lurks around the corner, or just how far Rogen and Goldberg will push the R rating to its limit. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 10, 2013
3.5/4 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " On the surface, this indie does sound like standard-issue material, but its dynamics are far more complex than its simple exterior. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/4 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) " It is DiCaprio who really burrows into the soul and the marrow of a classic. Luhrmann just grazes it. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 8, 2013
2/4 54% Oblivion (2013) " The mix of gee-whiz gadgetry and the day-to-day routineness of Jack and Victoria's lives is interesting enough, but the film is too glacially paced for it to work. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 17, 2013
3/4 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " There's no reason to overthink this. Just leave your brain at the lobby and enjoy 2013's most entertaining thriller yet. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 20, 2013
2.5/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " Oz the Great and Powerful is entirely serviceable family entertainment. Problem is, serviceable doesn't quite cut it when you're talking about the magical land of Oz. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3/4 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " This grotesque world is imaginatively, magically rendered with heavy stone architecture and a dreary lack of adornment. It's such an intriguing place that you wouldn't mind staying a bit longer. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 28, 2013
3/4 83% Side Effects (2013) " A doozy of a Hitchcockian thriller with Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Effects is a go-for-broke valentine to '80s cinematic psychological potboilers. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2/4 31% Gangster Squad (2013) " As they'd say back in the day: Sweetheart, give me rewrite. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jan 9, 2013
3/4 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " The scenes between Pitt and Gandolfini are the highlights of "Killing," with the two actors pivoting off each other with the ease and precision of gymnasts. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 28, 2012
3.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) " With "Life of Pi," Lee outdoes himself visually, without a doubt setting a new standard for 3-D, a technology Hollywood has mostly abused with crass recklessness. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 19, 2012
3/4 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Rather than repeat past mistakes by handling author Stephenie Meyer's supernatural love story with kid gloves, this "Twilight" cuts loose and is as playful as a puppy. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3.5/4 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " "Playbook" walks a tightrope in how it portrays mental illness -- deriving humor out of its characters' actions while demonstrating just how deep-rooted their problems are. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3.5/4 100% The Waiting Room (2012) " "The Waiting Room" doesn't have [the] answers, but it does tap into the heart and soul of what's so critically at stake. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/4 96% Argo (2012) " Affleck captures not just the way we looked and acted during this era, but vividly brings history to life. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/4 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " If dark and twisted is how you like your Burton movies, you're in luck. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4/4 93% Looper (2012) " "Looper" is a superior genre film, an engrossing thriller that engages not only the senses, but our minds as well, just as good sci-fi should do. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4/4 85% The Master (2012) " The first time watching is like breezing past a piece of beautiful art, being stunned, uncertain and intrigued by it. The second time can only encourage more interpretation, reflection and understanding. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3.5/4 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " Sachs makes us feel the struggle as he exposes raw, complex emotions while avoiding clich├ęs. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 12, 2012
1.5/4 22% The Words (2012) " It becomes preoccupied with exploring its fiction vs. reality theme and connecting the dots of its many plot strands at the expense of character development. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3/4 75% Premium Rush (2012) " A snappy, fast-paced thriller that provides a genuine rush to close out the summer. Even if you prefer four wheels over two, you're in for a pulse-pounding time. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 87% ParaNorman (2012) " It delivers a potent, multipronged fable that touches on meaty themes, from bullying to dealing with death. It also delivers an especially resonant message about not succumbing to a cult of fear. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/4 64% The Campaign (2012) " It revels in showing the absurdity of politics as usual, touching on gaffes and scandals we all know too well. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 9, 2012
2.5/4 30% Total Recall (2012) " After a rousing setup, this visually striking remake falls back much too heavily on its action roots, with one chase scene after another and another. After a while, it's tedious. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 1, 2012
2.5/4 17% The Watch (2012) " Fortunately, everyone in the cast steps up to the plate and tags the bases convincingly. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3.5/4 51% Savages (2012) " With "Savages," Stone gets his mojo back and pulp-fiction fans are all the better for it. " ‐ San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 3, 2012
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